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Happy Father’s Day: A Celebration of Classic Movie Father’s

  A Celebration of Classic Movie Fathers In terms of days dedicated to parents, Father’s Day is the one that pretty much gets the shaft. With Mother’s Day we are consistently inundated with content on our TVs, laptops, tablets, smart … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Thomas Mitchell

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Character Actor Thomas Mitchell, born July 11, 1892! Veteran Character Actor Thomas Mitchell has appeared in such a wonderful array of iconic films — and has portrayed such a diverse palette of characters — … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Todd Karns

Born January 15, 1921 Actor Todd Karns! Todd Karns appeared in over 35 film and TV roles — most famously as Harry Bailey (Jimmy Stewart‘s brother) in It’s a Wonderful Life.  Todd Karns also just happens to be the son … Continue reading

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From Corn Flakes to Snow Flakes: How Frank Capra revolutionized ‘snow’ in It’s a Wonderful Life!

How Frank Capra revolutionized ‘snow-making’ in It’s a Wonderful Life! I just wanted to share this fabulous article from life.time.com that explains how Frank Capra revolutionized the onscreen snow-making process while filming It’s a Wonderful Life. The article explains the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 8 — The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

8. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Other Nominated Films: Henry V, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Razor’s Edge, The Yearling There’s so much that I could say about The Best Years of Our Lives…and that’s even before I did some background research on it. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 16 and 15 — You Can’t Take It with You (1938) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

16. You Can’t Take It with You (1938) Other Nominated Films: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Boys Town, The Citadel, Four Daughters, Grand Illusion, Jezebel, Pygmalion, Test Pilot My first exposure to You Can’t Take It With You was … Continue reading

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